Regime information for Sheppey Cluster (Elmley) Prison

A variety of activities and programmes are available for prisoners. Education concentrates on improving key and basic skills as well as IT, Art, ESOL and Employment skills. There is a PICTA workshop offering training in computer engineering. The IAG team offer the Transit to Work Course to develop job search skills.

Daily employment is also available on site in horticulture, environmental services and recycling, production workshops, laundry, industrial cleaning and catering. Vocational training qualifications, RARPA and education outreach are offered in virtually all work areas.

The PE department offers a wide range of qualifications, including Sports Leader and a variety of Health and Safety courses (including the CSCS building site safety certificate) and, in conjunction with Charlton Athletic FC, offers a range of football qualifications. We work with our local PCT to deliver Health trainer Qualifications and Social Care NVQ.

There are a number of drugs and behavioural interventions and programmes which run regularly including CARATS, P-Asro, ETS and SOTP.

We use peer workers extensively in accommodation and employment IAG, as classroom assistants, delivering courses in the Gym and in supporting the Works department in the development and maintenance of the sites.

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